Open to all who would like to attend.
*required for 1st through 3rd year ANTH grad students
Despite some important strides for women in academic science careers, the workplace and the culture in which it is embedded discriminates against women and can endanger them - professionally, psychologically, and even physically. Dr. Rutherford is part of the four woman team of biological anthropologists who published the landmark #SAFE13 study in 2014, and its qualitative followup in 2017 (#SAFE2). This research demonstrates the scope and nature of the problem particularly as it pertains to the field-based sciences. These findings have played an important role in shaping new policies at field sites, universities, professional organizations, and funding agencies. Dr. Rutherford will summarize the team's work and share suggestions from the evidence and from the recent NASEM #ScienceToo report for improving the academic climate for women, sexual minorities, nonbinary persons, and people of color. The responsibility of senior researchers, advisors, and university leadership will be emphasized.